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are looking live now at the wreckage of asiana airline flight 214 at sfo. we have new information on the final seconds of that flight that are providing insight into what went wrong. i am terry dwyer. we'll get to the investigation. first we begin with new information on one of the teenagers who was killed and the concerns tonight that she may have been killed after the plane crash. nbc bay area cheryl herd is at sfo. she begins our expanded team coverage of the crash of flight 214. cheryl. >> diane, there's no doubt about
is shocking as the incident itself. i just crash landed at sfo. tail ripped off. everyone seems fine. i'm okay. surreal. witnesses shocked that anyone could survive. >> just pancaked immediately. and then just kept sliding and sliding and sliding. it finally stopped and you could see how the fuselage kept buckling. surprised it didn't come apart all together. and it was unreal. >> reporter: helicopter pictures show the trail of destruction. impact on the stone embankment, one set of plan beilanding gear plane stabilizers, the tip of the tail, debris littering the runway. officials say there was no sign of trouble before the plane crashed. . the weather ideal, a clear day. all traffic using visual flight rules to land. pilots say landing at san francisco international can be tricky. this shows the final approach. the runway starting at the water's edge. two things they're looking at are the engines. asiana airlines saying both were in fine working order, but passengers did say they felt them add power to them just before that impact. also that left engine seems to have disappeared. and the inst
. when you see that wreckage on the runway or off the runway here at sfo. back to you guys in new york. >> adam, when you look at those pictures of the crash, a lot of people wondering how, in fact, did those people manage to get out of this aircraft. for miles people could see this fireball sitting on the runway. we were able to talk to different passengers there. how do they describe getting out of this aircraft? >> you know, it's interesting you mention that, clayton. one of the pilots i spoke to, watching all this coverage. i know them really well. talking about a couple of things. jet fuel isn't as flammable as gasoline. that allows you more time, buys you more time than years ago. while it takes a long time to get on and off of the plane. when we're in the back, seems like it takes forever. when you have a situation like this and all the doors open, you can get people off the plane, if there are not a lot of injuries on board, can you get them off in a minute or two. you can get to exit. it's that important to pay attention to where it is, because it's that much faster for you to
killed when s >>> one person is still missing from this morning's plane crash at sfo. two people were killed when the tail of asiana airlines' flight 214 from seoul, south korea hit just shy of the runway. >> that caused the plane to careen out of control
going at sfo even with three of the four runways open. there is still no word on when the four the runway 28 left will re-open because the charred wreckage is still out there. it remains the focus of a major federal investigation. >> gregg: literally, shoulder by shoulder sweeping across the runway, picking up and looking through the evidence there. it will be a long-term before they open up 28l. claudia, thank you from sfo. we are getting a riveting account from one of the passengers on board the asiana plane showing how everyone helped one another. >> it was slow-motion. we could not believe it was happening. you did not know if you would be dead at the end of this or not. the plane stops. the person to my left was injure ed and was unconscious. i unbuckled myself. i was hurting but not too open. i opened the door. the door we managed to get up. this were no slides. i could see the debris but looking further, i told people, we okay, come down, come down. >> gregg: no slides. he said there was no warning by the pilot or crew before the plane stopped at the end of the runway. >
for the past couple hours. i've called sfo, the tsa. i've called literally everyone. i even called sf pd and i've called general hospital in san francisco. nobody has been able to assist me in any way, but coincidentally, a news team has just picked me up and is trying to get me past all those security lines to reunite with my dad as we speak right now. so -- >> so what are you saying, you would like better information? or them to be more reactive? >> they could have contacted maybe the families first before anybody else. especially for, you know, people that they've identified for a crew and passengers. they could have at least, you know, tried to reach out to the families, let them know they're okay or how this procedure is going to work. because so far, i don't know how to get into the airport, i can't get into the airport even if i wanted to. i didn't know where he was located. and thank god his phone is on, because nobody else has been really been in contact with my family. >> yeah. i know that i would be very upset if i had a family member involved. you understand, i'm sure, there's chao
had gone to sfo right away were so good at triaging and taking care of those people that by the time they got here, they had a shot. she said had they not gotten that great initial care, two of them, at least two of them who got here, would not have survived. and the number wouldn't be two dead, it might have been four. again, she's praising the first responders, craig. >> stephanie truong from kntv. thank you for that report. >>> the flight crew of asiana jet gave no indication of trouble prior to the crash. i want to bring in daniel rose, aviation attorney, former u.s. military pilot, spent a lot of time with you yesterday. thanks for coming back. the first indications of a problem with flight 214 apparently came from this controltransmission. i want to play it for you. >> 214 emergency vehicles are responding. >> emergency vehicles are responding. >> as a pilot what do you take away from the fact there was no distress call originally from the pilot. that call came from the control tower. >> that was after everything already happened there was no distress call. there was one transm
'm anne >>> crash landing at sfo. >> banging on these. you know something has gone wrong. something is terrible. >> without a warning, terror, panic, and confusion took over. >> again, i felt like we were going back up. >> flight 214 burst into flames killing two teenage girls. >> there was a lot of collapsedded seats. a lot of the plane was on fire. >> this morning as investigators search for answers, hundreds recover and tell their story of how
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